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The 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

It was a great week for African music, and OkayAfrica has compiled its list of the top 7 releases.  From punk-infused rap to Afro-fusion to protest songs, they represent a diverse group of artists and styles. Spinall returns with a brand new single and music video for “Jabole,” featuring the star power of YCee and Oxlade. Ghanaian star KiDi has come through with the release of his highly-anticipated album, The Golden Boy. Nigerian powerhouse Yemi Alade connected with South Africa’s very own Mzansi Youth Choir on “Rain,” a standout track taken from her sixth studio album Empress. South African duo Stiff Pap have shared their debut album, TUFF TIME$, which comes with the lead single of the same name featuring New York rapper Wiki (Ratking). Eritrea-Ethiopian-born, Amsterdam-raised RIMON, who’s now dwelling in London, has announced her upcoming EP, Digital Tears, which is due in July. Senegalese singer-songwriter Marieme has released her new 5-song EP, Songs For The Revolution. And finally, Zion Foster is an English singer of Nigerian descent, in his latest “Carry Me Go,” he connects with Nigerian big name Zlatan for a dance floor-ready tune that’s ripe for all of your summer parties. Take a listen and update your playlist for next week.